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On this page I have listed all the publications that over the years I have been useful
to learn more about the world of miniature collectibles, deepen and improve
my passion.
Some books specifically deals mignon, others are more general but equally useful
for the purpose of collecting.
I also added the books that I do not have, this to have a broader view on
various existing publications.

Mignon on:

Catalogo Delle Bottiglie Mignon
Author: Franco Zingales
Publisher: Selepress
Country: Italy
Year: 1974
Pages: 211
Format: 16 x 24
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

Prior to "Mignon di tutto il mondo" was released this catalog which contains
the descriptions of thousands of miniature; written by Franco Zingales from the early
of the Club foundation.


Mignon di tutto il mondo
Author: Franco Zingales
Publisher: F.A.M.A.
Country: Italy
Year: 1976
Pages: 528
Format:?
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

Called the bible of the collector, this book is still a point of reference and is
a great research work; It contains descriptions of thousands of miniature especially with the Italian
evaluations, many of these with relative photos; not reprinted, written by the then President
Association Franco Zingales.


Mignon di tutto il mondo - 1st update
Author: Franco Zingales
Publisher: F.A.M.A.
Country: Italy
Year: 1979
Pages: 186
Format:?
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

Is the update catalog "Mignon di tutto il mondo" published in 1976.


Mignon di tutto il mondo - Quotazioni 1981
Author: Franco Zingales
Publisher: F.A.M.A.
Country: Italy
Year: 1980
Pages: 66
Format: 21 x 28.4
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: by Club

The book contains quotes updated to 1981 of all mignon in the catalog
"Mignon di tutto il mondo" published in 1976.


Tempo Di Mignon - Liquori e Profumi da collezione
Author: Ande Sandri
Publisher: Contatto Edizioni
Country: Italy
Year: 1992
Pages: 128
Format: 15 x 20.7
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: by Club

Interesting and useful book published in 1992 by the Club; The first section contains a lot of information
useful as the miniature collectibles origins as expose them, catalog them, evaluate them and describe them,
while the second section contains addresses of collectors and Italian outlets divided by region,
and foreign, as well as a list of Italian distilleries and a list of major Whisky.


Mignon "Sigilli" italiani di antiquariato - 1° Catalogo
Author: Francesco Albanese, Marcello Carmine Salvione
Publisher: Tipografia Aurelia
Country: Italy
Year: 2003
Pages: 120
Format: 21 x 29.7 (A4)
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: by Club

Beautiful photo catalog created by collectors Francesco Albanese and Marcello Carmine Salvione
dedicated to the Italian antique mignon with Seal; Color photos numbered 10 x 15,
divided alphabetically by company, and its ratings (1 to 5 stars).
over 1000 mignon with Seal are represented.


1er Répertoire International de Mignonnettes d'Alcool 1998
Author: Jacques Donat
Publisher: Éditions Amatteis
Country: France
Year: 1998
Pages: 192
Format: 16 x 24
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: by Club

In this French catalog includes descriptions of over 8000 mignon divided by type
liquor in alphabetical order by brand, type, age, label, content, form, material,
close, country, capacity beyond the minimum and maximum prices in francs;
includes many photos of the whole black and white, as well as a list of all the producers of Cognac
with their types (***, V.S.O.P., etc.).


2er Répertoire International de Mignonnettes d'Alcool 1999
Author: Jacques Donat
Publisher: Éditions Amatteis
Country: France
Year: 1999
Pages: 192
Format: 16 x 24
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: by Club

New edition of the French catalog; the descriptions are also present in this volume of over
8000 mignon.


The Whiskey Miniature Bottle Collection - Volume 1
Author: James A.Triffon
Publisher: Brisco Publications
Country: United States
Year: 1979
Pages: 128
Size: 22 x 27
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: by Club

A beautiful book of photographs in color with about 850 mignon, mainly Bourbon Whiskey vintage,
Whisky other countries divided by nationality and their descriptions, the American collector
James Triffon with David M.Spaid preface.


The Whiskey Miniature Bottle Collection - Volume 2 - Scotch Whisky
Author: James A.Triffon
Publisher: Brisco Publications
Country: United States
Year: 1981
Pages: 133
Size: 21.5 x 28
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: by Club

The same author a book with pictures in black and white Scotch Whisky, mainly
imported in the U.S.A. (About 1100) with a description and assessment rarity.


101 Rare Whiskey Flasks
Author: David M.Spaid, Harry A.Ford
Publisher: Brisco Publications
Country: United States
Year: 1989
Pages: 48
Size: 14 x 21.7
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

fully illustrated book with 101 photos of vintage American Whiskey mignon
flat shape; the English text is limited to the introduction and preface.


201 Rare Scotch Whisky Miniatures - Volume 1
Author: David L.Maund, Mike Barbakoff
Publisher: Brisco Publications
Country: United States
Year: 1992
Pages: 64
Size: 14 x 21.7
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

The same as the previous series, the volume presents images of 201 of Scotch Whisky mignon.


301+ Rare Scotch Whiskey Miniatures - Volume 2
Author: David L.Maund
Publisher: Brisco Publications
Country: United States
Year: 1997
Pages: 72
Size: 14 x 21.7
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: by Club

Even this volume is completely photo, with listing on the Pounds
mignon represented.


Bottles In Miniature - Volume 1
Author: Bob Snyder's
Publisher: Bob Snyder's
Country: United States
Year: 1969
Pages: 56 pages
Format:?
Print: black and white / color
Place of purchase: do not hold

The first of three volumes containing pictures in black and white of the world mignon
and color photos of ceramics, with their description and prices.


Bottles In Miniature - Volume 2
Author: Bob Snyder's
Publisher: Bob Snyder's
Country: United States
Year: 1970
Pages: 70 pages
Format:?
Print: black and white / color
Place of purchase: do not hold

The second of three volumes containing pictures in black and white of the world mignon
and color photos of ceramics, with their description and prices.


Bottles In Miniature - Volume 3
Author: Bob Snyder's
Publisher: Bob Snyder's
Country: United States
Year: 1972
Pages: 80
Format:?
Print: black and white / color
Place of purchase: do not hold

The third of three volumes containing pictures in black and white of the world mignon
and color photos of ceramics, with their description and prices.


A Guide To Miniature Bottles
Author: Al Cembura
Publisher: ?
Country: United States
Year: 1972
Pages: ?
Format:?
gatherers tabbed
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: do not hold

photographic catalog with tabbed binders.


Miniature Beer Bottles & Go Withs
Author: Robert Z.Kay
Publisher: Batavia
Country: United States
Year: 1980
Pages: 166
Format:?
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

The mignon of beer are a kind sought especially in the United States;
This catalog represents them as well as advertising objects.


Scotch in Miniature - A Collector's Guide to Whisky Miniatures
Author: Alan Keegan
Publisher: Northern Books
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2001
Pages: 92
Size: 11 x 15
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: by Club

Book in English with definitions of the types of Whisky, reproductions of many labels
colors, tips on how to catalog, exposing mignon, read the labels and
much more.


Scotch in Miniature - A Collector's Guide to Whisky Miniatures
Author: Alan Keegan
Publisher: Northern Books
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1991
Pages: 96
Size: 11 x 15
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: do not hold

1991 edition of the book above.


25 Year's Of The Minibottle Club
Author: ?
Publisher: ?
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Pages: 364
Size: 14.7 x 21
Release:?
Place of purchase: do not hold

The volume is made by the British Club for 25 years; in addition to the history of the Club
these collectible items and experiences written by members of the Club, addresses
dealers and collectors.


More generally:

Dizionario Internazionale Gli Alcolici Nel Mondo - dalla A alla Z
Author: Ezio Falconi
Publisher: Editrice San Marco
Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Pages: 816
Format: 17 x 24
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: Library

A very useful book for those who are going to catalog your collection, as they are
described many types of liqueurs and spirits from around the world, as well as companies, methods of
production and characters.


The Best Collection Of Malt Scotch Whisky
Author: Valentino Zagatti
Publisher: Formagrafica
Country: Italy
Year: 1999
Pages: 298
Format: 25 x 34.5
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: do not hold

The exceptional collection of whiskey belonging to Valentino Zagatti reproduced in a magnificent
large book with 550 color photos of the life-sized bottles; the pieces
are cataloged in 2400 with text in Italian and English.


Whisky Di Tutto Il Mondo
Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Idea Libri
Country: Italy
Year: 1987
Pages: 224
Format: 22 x 28.7
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: Library

A complete guide for lovers of the famous brandy, dedicated to the various types of Whisky
(Scotch, Irish, Canadian, American and Japanese).
Complete with beautiful photos, maps of the typical areas, guide the tasting of 250
Whiskey with reproduction of the labels.


Porto - Guida Completa al Porto
Author: Godfrey Spence
Publisher: Idea Libri
Country: Italy
Year: 2000
Pages: 226
Size: 15.3 x 20
Printing: Color
Place of purchase: Library

A useful guide to collectors and also for lovers of this famous wine, with history
the Port, the guide to tasting, the description of 50 producers and 300 products, with
related assessments; The book includes many photos of bottles and labels.


Kovel's Bottles Price List
Author: Ralph, Terry Kovel
Publisher: Three River Press
Country: United States
Year: 1996
Pages: 234
Size: 13.5 x 20.5
Print: black and white / color
Place of purchase: do not hold

This book now in its tenth edition contains over 10,000 references to containers
glass antiques, ceramics, with particular shapes, which are collected also empty,
with dollar prices.


Montagues Modern Bottle Identification And Price Guide
Author: Montague
Publisher: Montague
Country: United States
Year:?
Pages: 400
Format:?
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

A catalog of ceramic bottles with special shapes (called figurals)
with respective prices.


Luxardo Bottles
Author: Al Cembura, Constance Avery
Publisher: ?
Country: United States
Year: 1968
Pages: 210
Format:?
Print: black and white / color
Place of purchase: do not hold

Catalog that collects ceramic bottles of Luxardo mainly in
liter format, typically much sought after in the United States.


Whiskey Paper
Author: Robert E.Snyder
Publisher: Robert E.Snyder
Country: United States
Year: 1980
Pages: 98
Format:?
Print: black and white
Place of purchase: do not hold

Catalog with lots of photos, reproductions and drawings.


In this space I can not help but mention the bimonthly magazine of the Club of which I was
partner for ten years (1995-2005); I own the complete years from 1990 to 2005 and most of my
I have the experience to countless articles appearing in magazines, which have allowed me to know
better mignon, especially the "seals" in the beginning I never imagined even existed.

Of great importance on the Italian market but also abroad has been the bi-monthly magazine
"Minibottles Magazine" fruit of the great passion of the collector and friend Giuseppe Savoca;
his work has certainly kept alive the collectibles and has helped to foster
relationships with collectors.
The magazine was released in 30 issues from 2009 to 2013.

The adventure continues with "Il Collezionista di Liquori", to stay updated on the world of collecting
with the current "Club Delle Mignonnettes" of which I provide the link:

To get an idea of what may be the miniature collectibles in the world, here are the
magazines Club "The Miniature Bottle Collector" US of which you can download
numbers in PDF from here:

In addition to the magazines of the New Zealand Club, also in PDF format (the most recent are in color):